What Next: TBD | Tech, power, and the future

Every Friday, Slate’s popular daily news podcast What Next brings you TBD, a clear-eyed look into the future. From fake news to fake meat, algorithms to augmented reality, Lizzie O’Leary is your guide to the tech industry and the world it’s creating for us to live in.


Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 29m. Bisher sind 207 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 4 days 13 hours 40 minutes


Are We Getting COVID Testing All Wrong?

It may be time to reimagine how we use tests in the U.S.



Sponsored: Tech Solutions that Serve L.A. Citizens with Ted Ross

The final episode of Season 1 features Ted Ross, Chief Information Officer for the City of Los Angeles. His role became more vital than ever during the pandemic, with L.A.’s 4 million residents and 50,000 employees relying on the city’s complex technological operation for support. Ted helped his city navigate the challenge with tech solutions built on principles designed to serve citizens and inspire employees: focus on people, improve lives, and lean into promising innovations...



China vs. Video Games

Why is Beijing restricting young people’s gaming to three hours a week?



Can This River Be Saved?

The 40 million people who rely on water from the Colorado River are running out of time.



The Rush for Ivermectin

Who’s profiting from the latest unproven COVID treatment craze?



Elizabeth Holmes on Trial

The founder of Theranos faces criminal charges in court next week. Here’s what to expect.


 2021-08-27  26m

Will Booster Shots Make a Difference?

Globally, what’s the best use of the next available dose?


 2021-08-20  22m

What's Taking the FDA So Long?

Full approval of the vaccines could move the needle on U.S. vaccination rates. So what’s the holdup?


 2021-08-13  27m

Can America Fix Its Trains?

To make a real difference, we first need to learn how to spend the money well.


 2021-08-06  20m

I Bought It. Why Can't I Fix It?

Manufacturers don’t let customers repair their own stuff. That may be about to change.


 2021-07-30  20m